9th November 2016 – Meetup @ Gett London

On November 9th, Gett hosted us in their UK office.

The schedule was as per the below:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “Cloudy with a chance of IT” – Steve Larsen, Gett
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “Demystifying Apple School Manager” – Ben Toms, dataJAR ltd
  • 20:15 – 20:30 “Changing of the guard” – the London Apple Admins, admins
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

The last “talk” was for a farewell to Graham, before his move to the USofA & some information about the London Apple Admins “personnel”.

Gett’s UK office can be found at Seal House, with a few tube stations within walking distance.

As always, the event was free to attend.

A link to a video of the event can be found below:

7th September 2016 – Meetup @ ITV Southbank

Our next meet will be on the 7th September 2016 at ITV’s Southbank Studios.

The Schedule is as follows:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:35 Welcome & Introduction to ITV
  • 19:35 – 19:45 ITV and Mac management – How ITV went from Windows XP to Mac to managed Macs
  • 19:50 – 20:10 Utilising Casper API for business workflow – How we make automation rock the Kasbah (Casper!)
  • 20:15 – 20:30 Santa – Because AV Sucks, Allister Banks
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

ITV will be supplying food & drink for the event, but please be aware that you will need your ticket with you to be granted access to the site.

ITV Studios are located near the OXO Tower, & can be walked to from Blackfriars, Southwark or the Waterloo stations.

In a London Apple Admins first, we were joined by a remote speaker. Allister Banks presented on Santa, & the following is a worksheet for the talk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y8baauecl3nl0sk/santaWorksheet.pdf

The video of the event can be found below:

28th July 2016 – Meet Up @ Airbnb

Our 28th July 2016 was at Airbnb’s London office.

The Schedule was as follows:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “Being nice with your management tools” – Graham Gilbert, Airbnb
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “Testing AutoPkg Recipes” – Ben Goodstein, University of Oxford
  • 20:15 – 20:30 “Full Stack DEP: Modern Mac Deployment” – Francois Levaux-Tiffreau
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – To the Pub!

Airbnb’s office is on the fourth floor of 40 Compton Street – look for the wooden door and ring us on the intercom if no one is downstairs to greet you. The nearest tube stations are Barbican or Farringdon.

There will be drinks and pizza, so please register for free on Eventbrite so we have an idea of numbers.

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23rd June 2016 – Meet Up @ LSE

The lovely people at the LSE hosted our  June 2016 meet up.

The schedule was:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “Embracing Mobility in Higher Education IT” – Yannis Lagogiannis, LSE
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “A Short Dive Into File Level Distribution And Intelligent Down-Loaders” – Christoph Fellner, Filewave
  • 20:15 – 20:30 “Introducing iCalverter: ics to O365 cleanup tool” – Darren Wallace, Amsys
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ?? – George IV

Video of the event can be found below:

 

23rd March 2016 – Meet Up @ ustwo Shoreditch

The fine folks at ustwo are hosted us at their Shoreditch office.

The schedule is below:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:30 – 19:50 “How we do Munki on AWS with Tutum (now Docker Cloud)” – Seb Nash, ustwo
  • 19:55 – 20:10 “Everything you wanted to know about iBeacons but where afraid to ask” – Richard Mallion, Amsys
  • 20:15 – 20:30 TBA
  • 20:30 – 21:00 Open Discussion
  • 21:00 – ? Brewdog 

Here is the video of the event:

27th January 2016 – Meet Up @ ThoughtWorks London

For our first meet of 2016, the lovely people at ThoughtWorks are hosting us again. This meet will be slightly different – rather than presentations, we are having a steel cage deathmatch style panel entitled “To bind or not to bind” featuring David Acland (Amsys), Yannis Lagogiannis (LSE) and Francois Levaux-Tiffreau (Amaris).

Binding (or the lack of) to a directory service has been a hot topic recently in the Mac Admin community, especially since IBM said they were no longer binding their Macs and with the release of Enterprise Connect by Apple. Our panel of experts (and Ben and Graham) will be discussing the benefits, drawbacks of binding with the attendees and look at some of the new methods that have come to the forefront in the past few months.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 18:30 – 19:00: Arrive and mingle
  • 19:00 – 20:00: To bind or not to bind panel
  • 20:00 – 21:00: Open discussion
  • 21:00 – ?: To the pub!

 

10th September 2015 London Apple Admins @ Amsys

Amsys have generously offered their Poland Street office to host our 10th September 2015 meetup. We will be streaming the event via Hangouts on Air.

They will be some drinks & food supplied, & the schedule is below:

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:00 – 19:05 “Intro to Amsys & Mac Admin & Developer Conference UK” – Charley Allen, Amsys
  • 19:05 – 19:20 TBD – Richard Mallion, Amsys
  • 19:25 – 19:40 “JSS Automations” – James Ridsdale, DataJAR
  • 19:45 – 20:00 “Intro to Imagr” – Graham Gilbert, Xerox Services.
  • 20:00 – 20:30 Open Q&A/Discussion
  • 20:30 – ? Coach & Horses (next door)

A video of the event is below:

Venue needed for September meet

We are still looking for somewhere to host our meet in September – we are hoping to have it in the first two weeks of September, but are flexible on those dates. Our needs are very modest – a screen / projector, internet connectivity and space for around 40 people are all we need.

If you know of anywhere that might be able to help us, please let us know!

11th June 2015 London Apple Admins @ University of East London

Our June 11th meet was hosted at University of East London, Stratford [Directions], & hosted by Neil Martin. Thanks Neil!

The meet up was recorded live & can be found below:

Below is the schedule, the hyperlinks are to the talks presentations in PDF.

• 18:30 – 19:00 Arrive & mingle
• 19:00 – 19:20 “How the !%$@ do you manage oddball software?” – Neil Martin, Technical Associate – Music, University of East London
• 19:25 – 19:40 “Death by .local” – Richard Ashton, 2nd Line Support Analyst, The White Company
• 19:45 – 20:00 “iBeacons and Mac management” – David Acland, Technical Director, Amsys
• 20:00 – 20:30 Open Q&A, WWDC playback.
• 20:30 – ? To the pub?

 

19th March 2015 – Meet Up @ ThoughtWorks London

On March 19th we had our second meet up. This time the good folks at ThoughtWorks London not only offered us the use of their space, but also supplied beverages & food.

As you may see from the survey, the schedule has changed as we’ve learnt a few things.

A recording of the meet up can be found on our YouTube channel & has been embedded below;

Below is the schedule, the hyperlinks are to the talks presentations in PDF.

  • 18:30 – 19:00 Arrive & mingle
  • 19:00 – 19:20 Bushel, Overview – Steve Quirke, TechOps, Thoughtworks
  • 19:25 – 19:30 OSX Virtualisation & Docker, Introduction – Ben Toms, Senior Infrastructure Analyst, Pentland Brands Plc
  • 19:30 – 19:35 Docker, Use Case – Graham Pugh, IT Services, University of Bristol
  • 19:40 – 20:00 Sal+, Overview – Graham Gilbert, Technical Director, pebble.it
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Open Q&A, voluntary introductions then more mingling.
  • 21:00 – ? To the pub! Follow @ Graham Gilbert if you wish to continue the conversation.